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This month we have a new nomination!
"The best game with ChessMood openings"
Please post here your games played online or offline when you win with our ChessMood Openings.
At the end of the month we will vote and find the winner, who will get another 1 month of Membership or "Right Mood - Right Move" t-shirt.
This gonna be a long post, but very important!
Are you learning the courses now? Are you going to learn or you have finished already?
In all cases, you may have problems AT FIRST.
The thing is when you learn these courses, you learn lots of new stuff, very often you learn some openings that you have never played, you are getting out of COMFORT ZONE.
But we grow only when we are uncomfort.
At first, you may have problems. Don't stop.
One of my students was playing 1.Nf3,g3... all his life. We switched to e4 and to aggressive chess!
He dropped his online rating from 2300 to 2200.
We knew that it would happen, and guess what? After a few weeks, he got 2300 back, and then 2400 and after a month 2500 !!!
I warn you, it may happen. Don't worry and don't come back to your old openings, thinking that it's not working. Play them a lot. After you get in comfort with your new weapons, you will start to crush everyone!
@Jay Garrison, tell your story. The same happened to you, right?
This may happen to anyone of us.
Don't afraid guys, please. The downswing will be just temporary and then it will be a big upswing.
Victor Korchnoi said - "The fastest way to grow in chess is to learn new openings."
You learn new openings, you see lots of new ideas, you get out of comfort zone, you implement those ideas, they become yours... And WooW!!! Now you are much stronger than before.
I am not going to teach you easy openings, traps, that will give you good results at first, but what then?
So, please, please, please, don't afraid of getting out of comfort Zone. Your results may become worse. But it will be just at first and will be very temporary. After that, its gonna be explosive growth.
I have chessbase 15 and I want to train openings... how do I do this I have chess openings wizard which is really good but I paid for chessbase and I want to use it at full potential. This book is really helpful
but it doesn’t have what I’m looking for and it looks like chessbase can’t do what Opening wizard can do so I recommend
Ok so chess base has a training feature here is a demo of how to set it.
My coach plays this rossolimo for white and when I said him about your courses he again find a very interesting idea white doesnt play Qd2 white plays Qc1 it is against f5 and then he plays a3 Na4 b3 c3 Nb2 and when I chekched it with engine it was 0.08 but when I started blitz games in chess.com i understood that it is very hard to play with black... So what we must plays with Qc1 and after some moves a3 and then b4?
I confess - I spend too much time looking at openings. I study one opening - play it at the club and when I lose I switch to something else, and then another,and another, and after a long time I still haven't picked a repertoire.
Is there a simple, bare-bones repertoire for a club player where I can sit at the board with some confidence, some preparation - not even an advantage - and just play chess?
I'm in the chess opening rabbit hole and need a commitment to something that isn't overwhelming.
Thanks for any input.
I have held back this obvious question for awhile now, ever since GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes' 'Crushing all the Sicilian's Sidelines' came out, hoping that someone else would ask it, but since no one else has, here goes. What does the ChessMood family think of GM Gabuzyan's antidote to GM Avetik's recommendation against the Sicilian, and how should White best meet the challenge. Gabuzyan's antidote goes as follows:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.0-0 e6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nb5 Nge7 9.Bb3 0-0 10.Nbxd4 Na5 11.c4 a6 intending 12.Be3 b5!? Novelty =